Rehabilitation Project Manager (Cambodian National only) At Handicap International – Humanity & Inclusion

HI, founded in 1982 in Cambodia and working today in more than 60 countries, is an independent and impartial aid organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict, and disaster. HI works alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

In Cambodia, 4 projects are currently implemented in Phnom Penh, Kampong Cham, Tboung Khmum, Takeo, Prey Veng, Siem Reap, and Kratie provinces.

  • SHARE project comprises of two components:
    • Inclusive Education (IE) component: ensuring accessibility of inclusive education for people with disabilities in particular girls.
    • Rehabilitation (REHAB) component: increasing access to quality rehabilitation services and strengthening referral with the health system.
  • ATscale project: Strengthening government capacity in increasing access and improving management of Assistive Technology (AT) services in Cambodia.
  • Development And Risk Management (DARM) project: supporting long-term development and risk management of the Cambodian Self-Help Demining Organization.
  • Accessibility project: accessibility promotion for an Inclusive and Supportive Environment for All. The accessibility project promotes and disseminates the national accessibility guidelines, as well as disability inclusion.

HI is recruiting one qualified candidate to fulfill the following post:

Position: Rehabilitation Project Manager

Location: Phnom Penh (with regular travel to all other provinces)

Contract Type: Unspecified Duration Contract (UDC)

Working Schedule: Full time (40 hours per week)

Expected starting date: 01-Aug-2023

Salary and Benefit Package: Salary rank is between USD 1587 to USD $1839 (based on experience) and other benefits are in accordance with HI’s remuneration policy.

Reporting to the Country Manager, the rehabilitation project manager contributes to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion in the country. S/he is responsible for implementing his/her project. S/he ensures optimal quality and the impact of the project implemented by means of a delegation system with appropriate oversight mechanisms. With all the other HI managers, the project manager shares responsibility for the sound management and effective functioning of the global Organisation.

Missions / responsibilities (*)

Mission 1: Management

  • Manager as a role model: embody HI’s values on a daily basis, and be a role model.
  • Manager as a coach for meaning: understand the strategy, make it explicit, translate it into operational objectives for his or her team, lead the necessary changes. Give meaning to each management action. Encourage inter and intra departmental exchanges of practice. Encourage innovation and risk-taking.
  • Operational manager: organise the operational management of his or her team, structure the work around identified processes, steer performance and facilitate the resolution of problems.
  • First HR & Coach: contribute to the development of his or her staff, creating the conditions for their commitment, professionalism and attachment to HI. Ensure compliance with the code of conduct and institutional policies, the mind-set and expected individual and collective behaviour.

Mission 2: Strategy and steering

Contribute to the development of the programme’s operational strategy

  • Contribute to programme or country operational strategy (StratOp).
  • Draft new project proposals for the continuity or expansion of the project.
  • Contribute to the drafting of new proposals for new opportunities, if necessary.

Mission 3: Operational implementation

Responsibility 3.1: Ensure the implementation of the project, in line with the logical framework and allocated budget

  • Steer the project’s intervention strategy and put forward adjustments if the objectives change or if it is likely that they will not be met.
  • Ensure that activities and the associated resources are planned, and implement the action plan.
  • Ensure that activities are implemented in line with the project proposal and the allocated budget.
  • Ensure project reporting, internally (within the programme) and externally (reporting to funding bodies, authorities and/or partners).
  • Undertake expenditure and manage the project activity-specific budget lines according to the delegation he/she received based on the programme signature delegation table.
  • Prepare and manage partnerships with the project implementation partners.

Responsibility 3.2: Ensure that project implementation complies with the existing frameworks

  • Ensure the proper implementation and follow-up of institutional policies (specifically PME, PSEAH and Age-Gender-Disability policies) and the other HI internal standards.
  • Ensure compliance with the terms of the project proposal and the rules applied by the project funding body/bodies.
  • Ensure compliance with global technical standards and norms by communicating and by involving the technical specialists and advisors with expertise in the project themes.

Responsibility 3.3: Ensure project monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

  • Ensure project monitoring, specifically activity progress indicators and the expected outcomes.
  • Develop and implement the project evaluation plan.
  • Ensure that the project is accountable to the local stakeholders.
  • Ensure project learning, taking into account lessons learned from similar previous projects, following the recommendations made throughout the project (from evaluations, support missions, audits, etc.), and capitalising on the acquired knowledge.

Responsibility 3.4: Ensure project data management

  • Ensure that the appropriate data collection and management tools are in place on the project, in line with global standards.
  • Ensure that data related to the project is collected and compiled in the project database.
  • Carry out regular checks and makes any necessary corrections to the activity database.

Responsibility 3.5: Coordinate the teams involved in the project

  • Facilitate coordination meetings between his/her direct team and the support services located in the area when necessary.
  • Ensure that his/her team and the support teams (shared and technical services, in particular) work well together in order to facilitate the implementation of the project in the country.
  • Facilitate the project steering committee.

Responsibility 3.6: Contribute to external project communication

  • Contribute to HI’s external influence by taking part in networks, when required.
  • Communicate about the project to partners, authorities and stakeholders when relevant.

Mission 4: Emergency Preparedness and Response

  • Lead the emergency preparedness actions in his/her department and, in the event of an emergency, reorganize the priorities of his/her team according to the humanitarian priority, in order to ensure a quick and efficient response by HI.

Specific mission: In addition, the Project Manager may undertake any other duty requested by his/her line manager that may require for the service.


Management skills

  • Being capable of helping team members to progress: developing his/her staff‘s ability to work autonomously.
  • Knowing how to position oneself so things can move forward.
  • Knowing how to simplify and prioritize.

“Project management” professional path skills

  • Excellent in assessment, intervention strategy & operation partnerships.
  • Proficient in project planning, monitoring & coordination.

Emergency Preparedness and Response skills

  • Proficient in Emergency response, humanitarian monitoring & emergency preparedness.

Other professional skills

  • Proficient in:
    • Project management, planning, results and indicators monitoring and project evaluation;
    • Planning and coordination of qualitative and quantitative surveys, dissemination of results;
    • Proposal and narrative report writing;
    • Financial/budget management, cash management and donor financial management;
    • Networking & promotion of HI advocacy messages to external stakeholders;
  • Practices (know-how):
    • Accountability to affected populations: participatory, non-discriminatory and responsible approaches;
    • Capitalisation and continuous learning;
    • Information management strategy, data structuring and quality;
    • Quantitative and qualitative data collection, qualitative analysis;
    • Responsible data management, statistical analysis and data visualisation;
    • Supply planning;
    • Security context analysis, risk analysis & personal security management;
    • Develop mitigation measures linked to humanitarian security approaches;
    • Management of major risks (safeguarding, fraud & corruption, security and major financial risks);

Cross-sector skills

  • Practices (know-how):
    • Frameworks and references;
    • Office and collaborative tools;
    • Stress management;
    • Collaborating in a global organisation;

Language skills

  • Proficient in English & Khmer with excellent reading, writing, listening & speaking capacity.
  • Capable of producing clear, concise and responsible communication suited to the interlocutor.


  • Master degree with technical background in Physical Rehabilitation (physiotherapy or prosthetics and orthotics or assistive technology or relevant health field);
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in project management (preferably in physical rehabilitation, assistive technology, disabilities and health project);
  • Excellent technical knowledge in disability social inclusion, physical rehabilitation, assistive technology & safeguarding;

How to apply

HI is committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants. HI is committed to the principle of diversity and particularly welcomes applications from people with disabilities and women.

The successful applicant will be expected to comply with HI’s Code of Conduct; Child Protection Policy; Policy on Prevention from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse; Anti-fraud, bribery, and Corruption Policy; and Disability, Gender, and Age Policy.

Applications must be submitted by the 20th June 2023 at 5:00 PM Cambodian time by addressing position title Rehabilitation Project Manager and should include a cover letter addressing the requirements together with a curriculum vitae (maximum of 4 pages), current photo, names and contacts of two professional references (preferably from line managers) that can support your application.

Applications are invited to submit their applications by email: [email protected] .

The position will be closed once a candidate has been identified. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. All application documents will be treated confidentiallyand will not be returned.

Women and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Please details in your application form / cover letter if any specified support in term of disabilities needs.

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